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  • Churchgoers say they tithe, but not always to church

    May 11 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Churchgoers say they tithe, but not always to church

    Most churchgoers say the Bible commands them to give. But their tithes don’t always go in the offering plate. Half of Protestant churchgoers say their tithes can go to a Christian ministry rather than a church, compared to what is often taught by pastors and Bible study aids.

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  • Market volatility addressed at GuideStone summit

    April 6 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Market volatility addressed at GuideStone summit

    Recent stock market volatility shouldn’t alarm long-term investors, GuideStone Financial Resources Chief Strategic Investment Officer David S. Spika said. The market is healthy, and though the headlines can be unnerving, there is no need to make tactical changes to properly invested and diversified portfolios.

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  • Study: Churches on solid ground as economy rebounds

    February 9 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Study: Churches on solid ground as economy rebounds

    Church collection plates were a little bit fuller last fall, according to a new study by LifeWay Research. About 40 percent of Protestant pastors say their churches received more offerings in 2017 than in 2016. Three-quarters say their church met or exceeded budget. And only about a third say the economy gave their church trouble.

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  • GuideStone: Don’t panic over stock market volatility

    February 1 2018 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    GuideStone: Don’t panic over stock market volatility

    Volatility in 2018 may buffet the financial markets, which have grown feverishly since the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, according to retirement account assessments by leaders of GuideStone Financial Services. Such was the case Jan. 30 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1.4 percent, or 363 points.

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  • SBC foundation aids missionaries & people in the pew

    November 7 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC foundation aids missionaries & people in the pew

    The legacy of several hundred International Mission Board missionary families has become part of the Southern Baptist Foundation, marking its 70th year of ministry in 2017. The foundation added legacy planning five years ago, serving more than 1,400 families intent on using their life’s financial gains to advance the cause of Christ.

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  • The Money Challenge Q&A with Art Rainer

    October 3 2017 by BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    The Money Challenge Q&A with Art Rainer

    Art Rainer serves as vice president for institutional advancement at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest. Rainer recently authored The Money Challenge, which explores God’s design for money. He has partnered with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina for a series of lunch-and-learn events in various locations across the state this fall.

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  • Camp Change teaches children biblical stewardship

    September 19 2017 by Krista Pierce, Special to the Recorder | with 0 comments
    Camp Change teaches children biblical stewardship

    Financial planner Amanda Burke and Rebecca Lindhout, minister of children and education at Antioch Baptist Church in Mamers, worked together to create Camp Change, a course in the basics of finance. They designed Camp Change to teach children what it is like to earn money, to spend money and to use their financial resources to glorify God.

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  • Study: the church, money & embezzlement

    August 4 2017 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Study: the church, money & embezzlement

    With churches and other faith groups collecting tens of billions of donations each year, some of the money unfortunately goes missing. About 1 in 10 Protestant churches has had someone embezzle funds, according to a survey released Aug. 3 of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors from LifeWay Research.

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  • Pastor compensation studied by financial planner

    July 20 2017 by Michael Foust, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    Pastor compensation studied by financial planner

    It happens often in Southern Baptist life: A church offers a prospective pastor a salary it thinks is reasonable, and the pastor – not wanting to appear greedy – begrudgingly accepts. But down the road, when tax season arrives or when retirement approaches, the pastor realizes he should have spoken up.

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  • Personal finances to gain SBC spiritual boost

    June 16 2017 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Personal finances to gain SBC spiritual boost

    For people struggling financially – and others doing well – stewardship will become more urgent among Southern Baptists in the days ahead. “We’ve not talked about it enough,” Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, said in the EC’s report to the SBC.

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  • Hawkins recaps GuideStone’s legal & financial gains

    June 16 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    Hawkins recaps GuideStone’s legal & financial gains

    GuideStone Financial Resources’ theme for 2017 is the “Year of Innovation,“ President O.S. Hawkins said in the opening report to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention, June 13-14 in Phoenix. The annual theme guides the entity’s work, Hawkins said, noting a difference between imitation and innovation.

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  • ‘God’s got it,’ retirees say of Mission:Dignity

    November 24 2015 by John Ambra, GuideStone Financial Resources | with 0 comments
    ‘God’s got it,’ retirees say of Mission:Dignity

    Mission:Dignity assists nearly 2,000 retirees each month, providing a measure of security and dignity in their retirement years. For some, it means being able to stay in the familiar surroundings of their own home. For others, it covers the cost of groceries, utilities, prescriptions and other necessities.

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  • GuideStone offers help to church members

    May 9 2014 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone/Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    GuideStone offers help to church members

    Since its 2001 inception, GuideStone Funds has limited participation to pastors, missionaries and employees of Southern Baptist and evangelical churches and ministries, as well as their immediate family members. Southern Baptist and evangelical church members can now invest with GuideStone Funds.

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  • Southeastern received ECFA accreditation as the 1,800th member

    December 5 2013 by Ali Dixon, Southeastern News & Information Specialist | with 0 comments
    Southeastern received ECFA accreditation as the 1,800th member

    Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary receives accreditation as the 1,800th member from the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. This accreditation provides a higher level of assurance with donors and SBC churches.

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  • For non-profits, ‘fiscal cliff’ bill was mixed bag

    Churches, religious organizations and other nonprofits – and their donors – avoided the worst of the proposed restrictions on charitable deductions in the “fiscal cliff” legislation signed Jan. 2 by President Obama, but they did not escape fully unscathed.

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